6 Videos to showcase the good practices of the Inclusive Organisations
Videos to showcase the good practices of the Inclusive Organisations
The Charter Scheme introduced the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation and the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation in 2016-17 to give due recognition to organisations for their efforts in employing persons with disabilities or promoting their business partners to employ persons with disabilities and to pay tribute to outstanding mentors of inclusive organisations who assist employees with disabilities in coping with difficulties at work and integrating into the work team. Representatives of following outstanding awardee organisations were invited to share their experience in facilitating the employment of persons with disabilities.
Friendly Employment Award for Inclusive Organisation
(1) Dazzle Entertainment Co. Ltd
Helping others is to help oneself
Dazzle Entertainment Co. Ltd is a self-financing social enterprise. The Company offers a platform for sustainable employment to the hearing impaired, who will become new manpower in the industry. The Company adapts "First-Hire-Then-Train" approach to provide on the job trainings on stage production, venue decoration, etc to the hearing impaired employees. The trainings enhance the skills of the hearing impaired employees
The Innovation and Technology Commission outsourced the reception service of the Department to a non-governmental organisation (NGO), requesting the NGO to employ a person with disability as the receptionist. The reception area has been enlarged to allow more space for the movement of the wheelchair. The Department offered training to the person with disabilities, helping them to adapt to the operation of the Department.
(2) The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd (Towngas)
All-round implementation of inclusive measures in the workplace
Towngas’s employment policy is to place staff in appropriate positions. “Employment Based on their Abilities” is the Company’s principle. It encourages employees to respect the diversity culture within the Company. It also made good use of the diversified business within the Company to offer various positions to the persons with disabilities. The Company also shares its experience in employing persons with disabilities to other companies, with a view to influence other employers.
Towngas makes good use of the diversified business within the Company to offer various positions to the persons with disabilities.
(3) Hair Rejuvenation
Make good use of the limitation to develop the job opportunity in hair treatment industry
Hair Rejuvenation makes good use of deaf people’s calibre of being concentrated at work. The Company employs deaf people to work on scalp maintenance, and provide them with a 3-month training. The Company arranges professional instructors to provide monthly training to keep the deaf employees abreast of the latest knowledge and technology in the industry. Personal guidance on the scalp treatment to individual employee is given to enable sustainable employment in this industry.
Hair Rejuvenation makes good use of deaf people’s caliber of being observant and attentive and employs them as instructor of scalp maintenance.
Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation
(4) SAHK B M Kotewall Memorial School
Experience Inheritance．Strength Development
SAHK B M Kotewall Memorial School cares about the adaption of new staff. The Staff Development Team of the School coordinates a Support Programme for New Staff. The School arranged a therapist to train Chi Ho (an employee with disabilities) the relevant working skills on the school bus. In addition, with the experience of library management, another mentor was responsible for teaching Chi Ho the various works in the library.
Staff Development Team of the SAHK B M Kotewall Memorial School coordinates the Support Programme for new staff, which arranges experienced mentor to teach Chi Ho the various works in the library.
(5) Caritas Computer Workshop
Policy Adjustment．Strength Development
Caritas Computer Workshop makes suitable adjustment to different employees, which enables Eric (an employee with disabilities) to develop his talent and use his knowledge learnt from VTC. His mentor, Mr. Lee, also serves as a bridge between the Eric and other colleagues, with a view to have a team work environment and all members are respectful to each other. Effective communication is important for team building and inclusive workplace.
Mr. Lee of Caritas Computer Workshop serves as a bridge between Eric and other colleagues, with a view to have a team work environment and all members are respectful to each other.
(6) Maison Platinum Service Company Limited
Suitable Vocational Training．Gardening Career Developing
Mr. Cheng, Landscape Supervisor of Maison Platinum Service Company Limited is the mentor of Ar Hong and Ar Fu (employees with disabilities). At first, Mr. Cheng assigned them with some simple tasks at a fixed location. After adapting and familiarizing to the work, they were deployed to work at different positions. Apart from his work experience, Mr. Cheng also share with them how to get along with people and to develop a positive attitude.
Apart from his work experience, Mr. Cheng of Maison Platinum Service Company Limited also share with Ar Hong and Ar Fu (employees with disabilities) how to get along with people and to develop a positive attitude.